This tumblr finds instances of the misappropriation of various words associated with mental illness (c as in “crazy”).
I don’t know man
seems like an awful waste of time when you think about the grand scheme of things
I mean mental illness advocacy and awareness is my life and it’s what I plan on doing as a career but damn I mean if I really wanted to make a change I wouldn’t focus my attention on things like McDonald’s Chick Insanity Event
not when there are severely mentally ill folks starving, living on the streets, unemployed with no health insurance, no treatment plan, and no support
not when hundreds of state-run psychiatric facilities all over the nation are getting shut down due to lack of funds
do you really think any of those people give a shit what words come out of your mouth?
or what about the people who find solace in their mental illness, who are proud of themselves and what they’ve gone through, who are comfortable enough to say, “I’m crazy and I like it”? Eliminating these words from “other” people’s vocabularies makes these ones feel like they shouldn’t be proud of themselves, like they shouldn’t talk about it at all
fucked up in the head
they’re words, they mean nothing
if you want to make a difference, actually do something productive within society
don’t sit on your computer and make a blog
it’s so easy to make a difference… but you actually have to DO something
I don’t know, I have a real problem with shaming people based on the grounds that all they’re doing is ‘armchair activism’ e.g. ‘If you really cared you’d go out and do something’. For a lot of people, that isn’t a possibility, especially where disabilities are concerned. If someone wants to make a blog to highlight instances of ableist language they come across: let them.